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Lot 45

2014   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2014

1972 Ferrari 365 GTC/4

Coachwork by Pininfarina

SOLD $319,000

Estimate

$275,000 - $350,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

15653

Car Highlights

One of Only 500 Ferrari 365 GTC/4s Produced
Attractive As-Delivered Color Scheme
Well-Kept, Largely Original Example
Ofered with Books and Tool Roll
Documented by Ferrari Historian Marcel Massini

Technical Specs

4,390 DOHC Tipo F101 AC V-12 Engine
Six Weber 38 DCOE Carburetors
320 HP at 6,200 RPM
5-Speed Manual Gearbox
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent A-Arm Suspension with Coil Springs and
Shock Absorbers
Register to Bid

Edward H. Hall, Fitchburg, Maryland (acquired new in 1972)O. Edgar Rouhe and Richard L. Rouhe, Riverside, California (acquired in 1978)Private Collection, Big Bear, CaliforniaCurrent Owner (acquired from the above)

Debuting at the Geneva Motor Show in March 1971, the 365 GTC/4 was the long-awaited successor to the 365 GTC and intended to strike a middle ground between Ferrari’s outgoing 365 GT 2+2 and the high-performance 365 GTB/4 Daytona.

Designed by Filippo Sapino for Pininfarina, the GTC/4 featured restrained Pininfarina coachwork, a versatile 2+2 interior layout, and an exotic four-cam V-12 engine. Recognized today as an outstanding long-distance touring car, the 365 GTC/4 came into its own at 80 mph, revealing the true nature of a Ferrari thoroughbred with a top speed of 152 mph. The 365 GTC/4 provided a satisfying but fluid progression through the acceleration process and is generally acknowledged to be a genteel and satisfying Ferrari to drive.

The 365 GTC/4 was produced for just 18 months between 1971 and 1972, and only 500 examples were built.

This Ferrari 365 GTC/4, chassis 15653, was delivered in stunning Azzurro Hyperion (Silver Blue) with sumptuous black leather seats, to Chinetti-Garthwaite Inc. in Pennsylvania and immediately sold to its first owner, Edward Hall of Fitchburg, Maryland.

By 1978, the 365 GTC/4 was owned by O. Edgar Rouhe and his brother Richard Rouhe, a dentist and an orthopedic surgeon, respectively, in Riverside, California. During their ownership, the Ferrari was registered on distinctive blue and yellow vanity plates reading “OH EDGAR” and famously featured in Henry Rasmussen’s popular book Ferraris for the Road.

Following the Rouhe brothers’ ownership, the GTC/4 was sold to another California collector who entrusted it to San Diego-based Italian car specialist Gary Bobilef for regular service and maintenance. The current owner, a knowledgeable marque specialist and experienced FCA judge, has treated the car to a recent fluid service and general detailing.

As a result, this Ferrari presents as a remarkably honest and well-preserved example, believed to have received a single repaint in its elegant original color combination and displaying approximately 58,000 miles on the odometer. In keeping with its consistent upkeep, the interior remains in lovely condition, with original leather upholstery and carpets intact. Notably, the Ferrari is offered with attractive Cromadora alloy wheels, owner’s handbooks, tool roll, and a history report compiled by Ferrari historian Marcel Massini.

Built for comfortable yet exhilarating touring, this well-documented and remarkably original 365 GTC/4 ofers its new owner a rewarding and relatively affordable entry into classic Ferrari ownership.